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3 definitions found
 for Lignite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lignite \Lig"nite\ (l[i^]g"n[imac]t), n. [L. lignum wood: cf. F.
     lignite.] (Min.)
     Mineral coal retaining the texture of the wood from which it
     was formed, and burning with an empyreumatic odor. It is of
     more recent origin than the anthracite and bituminous coal of
     the proper coal series. Called also brown coal, wood
     coal.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lignite
      n 1: intermediate between peat and bituminous coal [syn:
           lignite, brown coal, wood coal]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Lignite, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
     Population (2000):    174
     Housing Units (2000): 111
     Land area (2000):     0.139831 sq. miles (0.362161 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.139831 sq. miles (0.362161 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            46540
     Located within:       North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
     Location:             48.876908 N, 102.562603 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     58752
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Lignite, ND
      Lignite
  

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